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Author Cleven, Vivienne, 1968-

Title Bitin' back / Vivienne Cleven
Published St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2001


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  827.03 C6353 A6/B  AVAILABLE
Description 194 pages ; 20 cm
regular print
Series UQP fiction
UQP fiction.
Summary "When the Blackouts' star player Nevil Dooley wakes one morning to don a frock and 'eyeshada', his mother's idle days at the bingo hall are gone forever. Mystified and clueless, single parent Mavis takes to bush-cunning and fast footwork to unravel the mystery behind this sudden change of face. Funny and cleverly covert, too, this is a truthful rendering of small town prejudice and racist attitudes. Hilarity prevails while desperation builds in the race to save Nevil from the savage consequences of discovery in a town where a career in footy is a young black man's only escape. Neither pig shoots, bust-ups at the Two Dogs, bare-knuckle sessions in the shed or even a police siege can slow the countdown on this human time bomb." - back cover
Notes When the Winner of the 2000 David Unaipon Award for unpubl. Aboriginal writers. Aust. author
Winner of the David Unaipon Award 2000
Subject Cleven, Vivienne, 1968-
Aboriginal Australians -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Australian fiction -- Aboriginal Australian authors.
Kamilaroi (Australian people) -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Australia -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Cities and towns -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Aboriginal Australians -- Juvenile fiction.
Prejudices -- Australia.
Australian fiction.
Humorous stories, Australian.
Genre/Form Humorous fiction.
Australian fiction.
Australian fiction
Australian fiction Humorous fiction
Australian fiction
ISBN 0702232491
9780702232497 paperback